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Procedures

The applicant can submit the application through the electronic on-line application form at the Family Physicians Accreditation Board (FPAB) website or submit the completed application form and send in the hard copy to the FPAB Secretariat.  Each application will be considered based on its merits and is subject to FPAB’s final approval.

Online Application

The applicant who has obtained full or conditional medical registration status with the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) should log into the FPAB website using your MCR no. and password.  The system will retrieve some of your particulars from the SMC's database. If you have forgotten your password, please visit the SMC website at http://www.smc.gov.sg/html/SMC_Login.html to reset your password.

The form may take you approximately 15 minutes to complete if you have all the information required at hand.  Please note that as a security measure, the server will log any users out of the system after 20 minutes of inactivity.

Manual Application

Please send the completed application form to FPAB Secretariat at the following address:-

FPAB Secretariat c/o
Singapore Medical Council
16 College Road
#01-01 College of Medicine Building
Singapore 169854

Documents Required from Applicants

The following documents are necessary for submission with the application. Applications without these supporting documents will be treated as incomplete and will be returned to the applicant.

Photocopies of Relevant Postgraduate Qualifications and Letters of Verification (LV)
-     Applicants must provide photocopies of such relevant FM qualifications if it has not been registered with SMC previously.

-     For certificates or qualifications in a language other than English, a certified true copy of the English translation must be provided, together with the original copies of the documents;

-     Applicants under the Degree/Diploma route must also arrange for a LV of their postgraduate medical qualifications with the conferring institution, for the LV to be sent to FPAB directly from source (except for qualifications conferred by the National University of Singapore (NUS), FPAB will verify directly with NUS with applicants’ consent);

-    The applicant must ensure the following are complied with when arranging for LV:-

  • LV must be dated and contains information of doctor's name, degree or title conferred, medium of instruction (for basic medical qualification) and endorsed by an authorized officer of the issuing institution;
  • An authenticated email from source may be considered as equivalent of a LV;
  • The LV should be received within 30 days from the submission date of the application. The applicant will be considered as withdrawn if the LV is not received within 30 days;
  • The LV must be addressed to FPAB directly.  Please note that FPAB shall not be responsible for any payment incurred by the applicant and/or interested parties arising from the request of the LVs.


-    For applicants under the Practice route, applicants’ consent will be sought before FPAB proceeds to obtain the LV directly from the conferring institution/issuing authority.

Note: LVs submitted by the applicant will not be accepted.

Completion of AMCs (Note that this is only applicable for applicants via Practice route)

-    Applicants are required to notify FPAB upon completion of AMCs;

-    Photocopies of the certificates are not required as FPAB will verify directly with the College of Family Physicians Singapore

Updated CV

-    Optional (only if it is easier as reference for work experience)

Processing Time

The average processing time to process an application is 3 - 6 weeks from the date of receipt of all relevant supporting documents. Longer processing time is expected if there is a need for verification of qualificaitons with overseas institutions.

Outcome of Application

The applicant will be informed on the outcome of the accreditation application.   If you have further queries regarding family physicians accreditation, please refer to the section on “More information” or contact the Secretariat via email at: fpab_enquiries@smc.gov.sg.

In order to prevent undue delay, it is recommended for all applicants to submit an application for Registration as a Family Physician with SMC concurrently while submitting the accreditation application.  More information on FP registration can be found on http://www.healthprofessionals.gov.sg/content/hprof/smc/en.html.


 
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Last Updated :  10 Jan 2014 11:41